HANDMADE FELT OMBRE ZIP PURSE
Dimensions: L12xW15cm.Carefully hand-felted from 100% raw sheep wool with soap and water. The felt is made in sheets, dried in the sun on the workshop roof and then hand-stitched in the workshop. Only azo-free dyes are used. The leather is sourced from a small family tannery in Kolkata and road-freighted to Kathmandu in bulk, to be used for all leather and suede products; all chemicals used in the process are contained and reprocessed within the water treatment facility on site.
Handmade by a small Nepalese workshop affiliated with the Nepal Leprosy Trust, who employ marginalised people, giving them opportunities through work. The felt is made in sheets or moulded round a wooden resist, dried in the sun on the workshop roof and then hand-stitched in the workshop. As a World Fair Trade Organisation certified member, the workshop give their employees a fair living wage, health care benefits and monthly contributions to their children's school fees.